The rather nice orange coloured vinyls of West Midland Railway as applied to three-car diesel multiple unit No.170639 seen to good effect at Great Malvern on No.170634 on 9th April 2019. The use of the class 170 units on the hourly Birmingham New Street to Hereford services is due to end as new units are delivered to this operator. The train is the 13.49 Birmingham New Street to Hereford which in 2018 was made into a five-car train with a class 170/6 and a class 170/5 with no corridor connection between the units. Signal MW40 (Malvern Wells loop outer home) would have been better had it been a red light signal as, following the closure of the boxes at Newland East, Malvern Link and Great Malvern this has created an awkwardly long section between Newland's starter signal and the home signal at Malvern Wells loop.
In 2019 the county is not exactly awash with things to photograph or record but one enthusiast at least was active on Great Malvern Station and is seen on 4th August 2019. In the background is class 170/6 three-car diesel multiple unit No.170631 in charge of the 20.00 Herford to Birmingham New Street, despite the clock suggesting a different time (train code No.1M20).